Program and Field Team Associate

Position Title: Program and Field Team Associate
Reports to: Jeremiah Fellowship National Director
Location: Remote, U.S.
Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt, temporary (ends December 31st, 2022)

About Bend the Arc:

Bend the Arc is a movement of over 125,000 progressive Jews across America who are working together to achieve our vision: to transform our country to be inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender and faith. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on social change in the U.S.

We’re rising up in solidarity to repair the damage of the last 4 years, confront the racial injustice of the last 400 years, and to build a new America for all of us. Alongside all who are most negatively impacted by antisemitism and white supremacy we’re working to expand civil rights, defend democracy, and protect each other. We’re mobilizing in cities and states across the country and advocating in Washington to win a new future — where everyone can thrive, no matter what we look like, how we pray, or where we come from.

Bend the Arc has recently adopted a new strategic plan to guide our work in the coming years. This plan is centered on our commitment to dismantling white supremacy and advancing Black liberation in our organization, in the Jewish community, and in the US at large. We are seeking candidates who are ready to engage with a long-term organizational race equity transformation process at a historically majority white and Ashkenazi organization, as we strive to embody our racial equity commitments.

The Bend the Arc family of organizations consists of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, our 501(c)(4) organizing and advocacy arm; Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, the first and only Jewish PAC to advocate exclusively for progressive policies in the U.S.; and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, our 501(c)(3) education and leadership arm.

Headquartered in New York City, we have remote staff nationwide with clusters in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Washington DC, with a network of staffed chapters, volunteer-led local groups, and affiliates organizing nationwide.

About the Position:

The Program and Field Team Associate will be responsible for supporting day-to-day operations of the Bend the Arc field and leadership development programs. This includes support for organizers, leaders, The Jeremiah Fellowship, Selah, and Project Shamash. The Field Team at Bend the Arc is primarily responsible for developing and supporting volunteer leaders to engage in local and national campaigns, furthering our mission to dismantle white supremacy and pursue a more just United States. This is a position that straddles both our leadership development programs and field organizing work.

Under the leadership of the Jeremiah Fellowship National Director, the Program and Field Team Associate will be part of a team that will:

  1. Develop the next generation of Jewish leaders in the fight for social justice in the United States;
  2. Organize the American Jewish community to fight on campaigns that will contribute to dismantling white supremacy within the Jewish community and our country;
  3. Fight for wins in immigrant justice, ending mass incarceration, and pushing back the influence of white nationalists in our government

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day operations of our Leadership Development programs and Field program. This includes:
    • Database management in Nation Builder, Google Spreadsheets, list servs, among other systems
    • Technical support for online trainings and workshops
    • Engaging with vendors, contractors, consultants, and other staff
    • Operations support for program and field staff
    • Website and other systems updates
    • Other administrative tasks as needed
  • Creation and management of training and organizing materials, including:
    • Slide decks and handouts for trainings
    • Online training tools such as Jamboard, Mentimeter, Mural, etc
    • Communications, emails, text campaigns and more
    • Work closely with Communications team to share stories of our field, develop trainings and resources for leaders, and keep marketing materials up to date
    • Support ongoing alumni engagement for the Jeremiah Fellowship and Selah
    • Plan and support completion of 2 virtual retreats

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of administrative assistance and program experience
  • Strong and exhibited commitment to racial equity and to social justice more broadly
  • Experience tracking and analyzing data for program evaluation
  • Self-starter and flexible thinker; able to work independently in a dynamic and changing work environment
  • Consummate relationship builder; proven ability and high level of emotional intelligence to build trust and connect with and motivate people and work in partnership
  • Experience with Google Suite and Zoom; and general overall comfort in learning and working with new technology and software
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends when needed, including 4 hours one Sunday per month, 1 weekend retreat in January, and up to 2 evenings per month.

Strongly Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years non-profit program experience
  • Experience working with Jewish community, social justice oriented work
  • Experience with Nation Builder and other database softwares
  • Ability to solve problems, manage work to outcomes

Essential Physical Tasks:

Bend the Arc is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application/interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application by emailing [email protected]. Must be able to sit in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time, and constantly operate a computer, video platforms and other office machinery. Must be able to identify, discern, and communicate constantly, and collect and analyze information in databases and spreadsheets. Must occasionally travel by air and ground transportation and move about to attend conferences, events and an annual staff retreat/conference in accordance with organizational guidelines on travel due to COVID.

Compensation, Benefits and Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, temporary position. The work schedule will include some evenings and weekends when needed, including 4 hours one Sunday per month, 1 weekend retreat in January, and up to 2 evenings per month. The annual salary range is $55,000 to $58,000 ($26.44 to $27.88 per hour) commensurate with experience, is eligible for overtime pay, and includes a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc for individual coverage and generous employer contribution of 80% toward monthly premiums for dependent and family coverage;
  • Long and short term disability benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc;
  • 401K with employer contribution of 2% after your first year;
  • Paid time off including:
    • 15 vacation days during your first three years with an increase to 20 vacation days in your fourth year
    • 12 sick days per year
    • 23 paid holidays each year
    • Generous Caregiving / Personal Leave of Absence policy with a Paid Leave Benefit that covers 3 weeks of paid leave for each year of employment, up to 12 paid weeks after four years on staff
    • Fully paid Sabbatical of up to 12 weeks for long-term employees;
    • Adoption Assistance Program providing reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified adoption expenses;
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;
    • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses
    • Commuter Benefits;
    • Employee Assistance Program;
    • Life Insurance fully paid for by Bend the Arc
    • Access to professional development funding
    • And more!

In addition to this benefits package, Bend the Arc has a commitment to a thriving and intentional organizational culture, as well as a commitment with staff and board to be in ongoing practice and learning around racial equity and inclusion.

Bend the Arc is working 100% remotely due to COVID, and does not currently have a hard date for returning to in-person work. We offer a stipend to facilitate remote work, if needed. We regularly update our policies for in-person gathering to reflect CDC guidelines and best practice.

To Apply:

Frequently cited statistics show that women and structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Bend the Arc encourages you to break that statistic and apply, as no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] with “Program and Field Team Associate” in the subject line of your message. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with interviews taking place in the beginning of December. Your cover letter should highlight why you want to join the staff at Bend the Arc and in this particular role. Only those applications submitted with a cover letter will be reviewed by our hiring team.

Due to the number of applications we typically receive, we sincerely regret that someone from our hiring team will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview. No phone calls please.

Bend the Arc values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture because we recognize that diversity within our staff helps us organize and work well with diverse Jewish and progressive constituencies. Candidates should be willing to work within the Jewish community, but may be of any (or no) faith or background.

Bend the Arc provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.